DM1 - The Drum Machine

Developer: Fingerlab

Current Version: 3.1

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 121.4 MB - Download


Easy and fast to use, loaded with 154 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun.

With Midi In & out, DM1 is ready to fit your digital audio workstation.

As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities. We always keep in mind the importance of a beautiful design with the right balance of powerful abilities while avoiding clumsy, overbusy interfaces.

Check our 154 electronic drum kits. 42 classic vintage drum kits plus 112 in-house produced electronic kits, edited and mastered at Fingerlab professional studio.
Add easily bass and melody to your beats with the instrument mode.

DM1 offers 5 main sections:

1 - THE STEP SEQUENCER Just turn on and off steps in your sequence to create cool beats, or unexpected rhythms!

2 - THE DRUM PADS simply lets you play and record the beat that tickles your fingers on the keyboard. No need to be a first-class drummer, automatic quantize does the work for you.

3 - THE MIXER for quick and subtle sound mixing of your drum kits. Featuring settings for volume, pitch, pan, sample length, custom drum kit element for each channel, mute and solo mode.

4 - THE FX TRACKPADS a creative duo of FX trackpads to distort, modulate and transform your beats. The effects include: Overdrive, Delay, Reverb, Envelope filter, Phaser, Dub Delay, Formant, Texturizer, Robotizer, Dalek, Resonant Filter, Compressor & Noise Gate.

5 - THE SONG COMPOSER allows you to quickly make a song with the beat patterns you have created. Just drag and drop the patterns onto the timeline. Fast and easy.

DM1 for OSX is fully compatible with DM1 for iPad, you can share files between them.

• DM1 The Drum Machine for iPad winner Apple design Award 2012
• Fullscreen Retina Display
• Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
• 154 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
• Instrument mode with 6 instruments available (Piano, Korg MicroPreset, Cello, Clavinet, Marimba and MiniLogue)
• Import your samples and create your own kits
• Mixer with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, and custom drum kit per channel
• Automation Panel for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time
• Automation recording for FXs
• FX Trackpad for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
• Time signatures
• The Randomizer tool
• Extra fast drum kit loading
• Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
• Mode song with intuitive editing
• High-quality export
• Separated tracks and AAC encoding export options
• Full Midi Implementation
• Import & Export your song project

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Release Notes:

-NEW: MacOS HighSierra ready!
-New Instrument mode, you can now add bass, chords and melody to your rhythm, with 6 instruments: Piano, Korg MicroPreset, Cello, Clavinet, Marimba and MiniLogue.
-48 new drum kits
-5 new FX: Enveloppe Filter, Dub Delay, Noise Gate, Texturizer and Robotizer
-Metronome Tap tempo bug fix
-Swing slider added to fullscreen display
-Minor bugs fix


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by maxdex1492

Excellet - I am so happy to see this come over from the iOS platforms. I already use DM1 on both the iPad and iPhone, but I always wished I had something similar on the iMac. I use DM1 mainly to set up drum tracks and metronomes to play keyboard against. Having it on the computer results in a faster/easier set up for me in that the computer is already connected to my speakers/monitors, etc. No more dragging the iPad cables out, connecting it to my speakers, worrying about power, etc. I love the DM1 interface. Simple and elegant. Best of the iOS drum machines, by far, IMHO.

Found helpful by 9 out of 12 people
Version 1.2
Review by TysonRIchard

Does not work! - This program runs properly for about three minutes then all the animations stop functioning, the dropdowns become very laggy, and all other components become unresponsive. The beat keeps playing, but you are essentially left in total darkness to work on it. I truely do not understand how this program is permitted to be sold on the app store. I have just had ten dollars stolen from my pocket.

Found helpful by 22 out of 28 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1
Review by NoUserErrorHere!

Hidden Gem Magic - If you’re a hardcore beatmaker DM1 is a hidden gem for (mostly) obvious reasons: tons of kits - many of them iconic - and a sweetspot of control that’s simple yet so effective. If you’re new to making beats I can’t think of a better place to start than with DM1: easy to get going and plenty of room to explore and expand. Given the FX automation basic beats can reach new heights and export of each drum voice works amazingly when taking DM1 material into other DAWS etc. Really smart and truly great sounding: DM1 is essential.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people